Sec. 29.03.01.28. Handgun Qualification License — Application  


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  • A. A Handgun Qualification License application shall be submitted in the format prescribed by the Secretary.

    B. The Handgun Qualification License application shall include:

    (1) The applicant’s name, address, driver’s license or photographic identification soundex number, place and date of birth, height, weight, race, sex, eye and hair color, occupation, and home and work telephone numbers;

    (2) Proof of the applicant’s completion of, or exemption from, a Firearms Safety Training Course within the previous 3 years, in the manner prescribed by the Secretary on the application;

    (3) A complete set of the applicant’s fingerprints, taken and submitted in the manner prescribed by the Secretary on the application;

    (4) Authorization by the applicant to the Maryland Department of Health, or any other similar agency or department of another state, to disclose to the Department of State Police information as to whether the applicant:

    (a) Suffers from a mental disorder and has a history of violent behavior;

    (b) Has been voluntarily admitted for more than 30 consecutive days to a mental health facility or an institution that provides treatment or services for individuals with mental disorders; or

    (c) Has been involuntarily committed to a mental health facility or an institution that provides treatment or services for individuals with mental disorders; and

    (5) A declaration by the applicant, under the penalty of perjury, that the applicant is not prohibited under federal or State law from possessing a handgun; and

    (6) A declaration by the applicant, under the penalty of perjury, that all information in the application is true and accurate.

    C. The application must be accompanied by a nonrefundable payment of $50.

    D. A Handgun Qualification License expires 10 years from the date of issuance.